Takashi Iwamoto

Investigating a Laverda I only glimpsed in a single photo led me to a garage in Hawthorne, CA. The bike was a 1975 Laverda endurance race replica built to the nines. Four hours later I walked out of the garage absolutely dumbfounded. "Who the hell is this guy?"...

Hugo Gallina.

If all Ducati’s go to heaven, it’s not before Hugo Gallina restores them first.

I had an opportunity to visit Hugo and as I oohed and aaahed over his handiwork I also got a short lesson on vintage Italian motorcycle history.